If you’re looking to stay on-mountain at Snowbird, The Lodge is one of the resort’s most popular properties.
Does it live up to the hype?
Read on for my complete review!
My Full Review of The Lodge at Snowbird
For my late season trip to Snowbird, I booked three night stay at The Lodge at Snowbird.
I’ve been to Snowbird many times, but this was my first time staying on the mountain, and definitely my first time checking out The Lodge at Snowbird.
Here’s my full and honest review of The Lodge at Snowbird!
For this stay, I stayed Tuesday to Friday in mid-April 2022.
I was mostly lured to the property due to an awesome spring “ski and stay” deal which included a free Snowbird lift ticket with each night of lodging.
My quoted price was around $350 per night, (lift ticket included) and the final bill for three nights of lodging came out to about $1,200.
Definitely not cheap, but the price was offset by the included lift tickets and the lack of a rental car. (Thanks to The Lodge’s on-mountain location.)
Note that this is midweek, late season, so I’m sure the prices go up during peak ski season.
Lobby / First Impressions
My first impression of The Lodge actually came at the airport, when the hotel’s arranged shuttle service was already waiting for me, curbside, after I grabbed my bags.
You certainly can’t beat that convenience!
(The Lodge outsources the shuttle service to Canyon Transport, and hotel guests receive about $20 off the price of a round-trip shuttle. So, my shuttle pick up was a discounted $75, included in my bill.)
P.S. – Taking a shuttle is definitely the best way to get to Snowbird. Avoiding the treacherous drive up Little Cottonwood Canyon is the ultimate luxury to start your vacation, and in my opinion, totally worth every penny.
The shuttle dropped me off just feet from the front door, and even helped me bring my bags inside. Did I mention you can’t beat the convenience?
While it was cold and snowing outside, inside The Lodge I found a warm, toasty fireplace, cozy wood-paneled accents, and a beautiful sneak peak view of the Snowbird mountain.
The comfortable lobby was definitely the sort of place I’d love to curl up and read a book. (And later on in my stay, I actually did!)
I believe the Lodge is actually part condominiums, which means they have tons of different room layouts for rent.
On the website, I saw options for everything ranging from 1 bedroom studios with sofa sleepers, hotel rooms with four twin beds per room (for those big guys’ trips!), and interconnected condos with full kitchens and more.
The best part though? All the rooms at The Lodge come with a mountain view and even their own private balcony. So no matter which option you choose, you’ll get an awesome view of the Snowbird slopes.
Personally, I went with a two queen bed hotel room.
After opening the door, I was immediately impressed. My room was nice and clean, and even carried the same cozy wood-paneled, ski-lodge vibe as the hotel lobby.
Plus, you could tell it was designed for skiers and boarders. The room had a large and convenient entryway, complete with a bench for booting up in the morning, and tons of hangers, dressers, and drawers for organizing all those ski clothes. (And maybe more importantly, for letting them dry out after a great day on the hill!)
I was also surprised as the size of the bathroom, which actually included two separate sinks in two separate rooms, as well as a comfortable shower/bath with a top notch showerhead that brought the water pressure and the heat, no matter how long I stood under it thawing out after a long day on the mountain.
You can see the exact location of The Lodge on the official snowbird trail map. (I zoomed in and circled it for you above.)
But as any skier knows, maybe the most important factor when it comes to location on a ski trip? How far do you have to walk in ski boots to get from your room to the lifts.
On that note, I still found The Lodge to be nice and convenient.
Per Google Maps, it’s about 600 feet from The Lodge’s ski lockers to The Snowbird Aerial Tram.
(If you’ve never been to Snowbird before, the Aerial Tram is the main heartbeat of the resort, and where most intermediate and above skiers like to start and end their day.)
The exact walk is down a well-maintained path, across a parking lot, and then either up two flights of stairs inside the Snowbird Center or otherwise up the conveniently located elevator.
I found the location to be plenty convenient, but if you’re looking for more of a true ski in / ski out experience, you may prefer the added luxury of The Cliff Lodge. (Check out my detailed comparison between The Lodge vs. The Cliff Lodge.)
The Lodge at Snowbird has all the amenities of a great ski hotel.
The hotel’s main lobby is located on the fourth floor, while most of the amenities are located on the first floor. Once you’re down to the first floor, you’ll have access to:
- The Lodge Bistro – a classy onsite restaurant that specializes in X modern American cuisine.
- The Pool and Hot Tub – Although the small-ish hot tub can get a little busy during the post ski day rush, the setting is absolutely gorgeous. It overlooks Snowbird’s frontside, with additional views of the canyon’s mountains.
- Free ski lockers for all guests – so you don’t have to schlep your gear to your room each day!
The hotel even has a bell hop that can help transport your luggage to your room, and I was particularly impressed that they had a private shower area for all guests. This came in handy when I wanted to sneak in a half-day of skiing on my day of checkout; the bell hop safely held my luggage, so when I was finished skiing at the end of the day, I could take a quick shower and comfortably change into my airport clothes.
Final Thoughts on The Lodge at Snowbird
Overall, I had a great stay at The Lodge, and would definitely recommend it for anyone looking for a fantastic, convenient place to stay at Snowbird.
If you’re looking for maximum high-end luxury, you may be better suited for The Cliff next door.
But if you’re looking for a very nice hotel, with everything a skier could ever want, then you’ll love The Lodge at Snowbird.
My room was great, the balcony with a view was a fantastic bonus, and the hotel’s top-notch service and long list of amenities made for a wonderful stay.